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Ask a public historian: Jeff Sellers

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Jeff Sellers standing in front of a panel at the Goo Goo Exhibit. Photo credit: Courtesy of Jeff Sellers.

Jeff Sellers standing in front of a panel at the Goo Goo Exhibit. Photo credit: Jeff Sellers

Jeff Sellers serves as the curator of education at the Tennessee State Museum in Nashville, TN, and has been there since 2005. He is past-president of the Inter-museum Council of Nashville and currently serves on the National Council On Public History New Professional Award Committee. Read More

National Park Service history webinars: A short survey

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This exhibit from the Chancellorsville Visitor Center at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park imagines how historical documentation can inform interpretation of the Civil War. Photo credit: Joan M. Zenzen

This exhibit from the Chancellorsville Visitor Center at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park imagines how historical documentation can inform interpretation of the Civil War. Photo credit: Joan M. Zenzen

The Organization of American Historians Committee on National Park Service Collaboration is hosting a short survey to determine interest in developing a series of webinars. Read More

Public history and the campus anti-racism protests

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"Created Equal" dialogue program, Cooperstown Graduate Program (SUNY Oneonta, May 2015. Photo credit: Cooperstown Graduate Program.

“Created Equal” dialogue program, Cooperstown Graduate Program (SUNY Oneonta), May 2015. Photo credit: Cooperstown Graduate Program

As I’ve read obsessively the news of campus protests these past few weeks and shared support for protesters both publicly on social media and privately in email conversations with college administrators, I’ve been challenged to think deeply about my position as both a public historian and a faculty member at a state university. Read More

Investing in public history students

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Students in Dr. Black’s seminar learning collections management software in May 2015.  Image courtesy of Ron Faraday, Greater Pittston Historical Society.

Students in Black’s seminar learning collections management software in May 2015.  Photo credit:  Ron Faraday, Greater Pittston Historical Society

Last September, an undergraduate approached me to inquire about potential internship opportunities.  As a new faculty member in a department with no formal public history program, there were few established connections with local community partners that I could tap.  Read More